Rebecca Ladida (they/her/Mx.) is a mixed media artist whose practice is hinged around the performative, and often marked by excess. Putting (our relationship to) Nature into question through performance, video work, installation, immersive art, DIY community arts organizing, Ladida explores themes of carceral ecologies, healing, hospitality and co-habitation.
How we conceive and engage with kinship, space, bodies, borders, boundaries, and what we need to heal from interrogates both belonging and recognition. Beneath their body of art and curatorial work, they seek to hone the concepts of intersectionality not only as an analytical framework, but as a practice rooted in queer-feminist kinship, collaboration, and community-building deeply influenced by the politics of punk: a politics of refusal.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rebecca Ladida is a transdisciplinary artist based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, unceded land of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Nation. Through mixed media installation, sculpture, performance, immersive art, video work, research and DIY curating, Rebecca’s solo and collaborative practice provides modals of intimacy, hospitality and ecological co-habitation fostering new and radical placemaking. They are currently working on a long-term project about plants, scent & healing from extractive and carceral structures of existence called Carceral Ecologies.
Ladida’s work has been shown at the Downtown Player’s Club in Atlanta, Dfbrl8r Gallery and Siblings in Chicago, The Situation Room and LACE: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in L.A., RAIZVANGUARDA Associação Cultural in Bordeiro (Portugal), La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Festival HTMlles & dpi.23, Ada X, in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, to name a few. They have guest lectured at The School of the Art Institute Chicago, University of Illinois in Chicago (USA), as well as Ottawa University in Canada.
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